KAMPALA – The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has on Thursday, April 9 held talks with President Yoweri Museveni on the two nation’s efforts on combating the spread of Coronavirus.
The development was revealed by Modi who took to his Twitter handle writing, “Spoke on phone to President Yoweri Museveni about the challenges arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. India will support in every way it can, Uganda’s efforts to control the spread of the virus.”
Before the phonecall to Museveni, Modi had had a telephone conversation with President Moon River of South Korea on the prevailing COVID-19 situation and how they can fight this pandemic through cooperation and leveraging the power of technology.
Uganda and South Korea have been commended by World Health Organisation (WHO) for moving swiftly to put in place measures that are said to have been critical at averting the spread of Coronavirus that has ravaged many countries in Europe.
South Korea is applauded for carrying out extensive testing within it’s citizens, while drastic measures like closing their airspace, closure of institutions of learning, closing public transport and ban on public gatherings are said to have helped the rampant spread in Uganda.
Uganda has 53 confirmed cases of COVID-19, while India, the second most populated country in the world had recorded 6,237 cases, 478 recoveries and 186 deaths.